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Thank you for considering Hadlow College.

Before commencing your application, please ensure you have the details of two people who can act as references (for a full-time course), one of which ideally should be from your school or college.  You will also be asked to confirm details of any qualifications you're currently taking (such as GCSEs) together with predicted grades.

To apply for part-time courses you will just need to confirm the course, campus, your contact details and payment method.

Please note that for higher education and degree programmes, students need to apply through UCAS.

Entry 3 Qualification in Employability, Independence and Progression

By studying a foundation learning course at Hadlow
College, you will develop your confidence and workrelated
skills. We have a range of courses that cover the
land-based curriculum, enabling you to study subjects
you enjoy whilst gaining a practical understanding of
the sector.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

1 year, full-time


Hadlow Campus

Canterbury Campus

Mottingham Campus

Through practical experience within the College you
will gain an in-depth understanding of the skills needed
to develop independence and confidence. Your course
will be linked with the outcomes in your Education,
Health and Care Plan. Supported work-related learning
or placements will enhance your employability skills
development including English, mathematics and ICT.

Applicants should demonstrate an interest in the
curriculum area and have achieved Entry Level 2
mathematics and English.
As part of the study programme you will be offered
a meeting to discuss the support and intervention
you may require to successfully access your course.

Successful students can progress within a range of Level
1 programmes and have the opportunity to specialise
within a land-based area that they enjoy. Alternatively,
they can explore employment or supported employment
opportunities within the industry.

Available Clothing

Foundation Learning Polo Shirt

Typical Employers

Local authorities, nurseries, garden centres, publicly and privately owned gardens, commercial landscaping companies.

Industry Links

Students benefit from a wide range of links with commercial nurseries, research institutes, organic producers, public and privately owned gardens as well as exposure to the retail world through our onsite garden centre. The College is also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society; NCCPG and the Hardy Plant Society.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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Hadlow College Receives National Fishing for Schools Award at House of Commons Champions’ Reception

Posted on 19th January 2018 in Fisheries Management

Hadlow College was recently recognised in the Fishing for Schools Champions’ Awards, held at the House of Commons on 15th November.


The Fruits of Nathaniel’s Labour

Posted on 2nd November 2017 in Horticulture

We’re proud to announce that one of our BSc (Hons) Commercial Horticulture graduates, Nathaniel Oliver, was awarded this year’s prestigious Worshipful Company of Fruiterers Scholar of the Year Prize.



Course Information - January

Mottingham Campus, Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre

Event date 27th January 2018 at 10:00am

Unaffiliated Dressage

Hadlow Campus

Event date 4th February 2018 at 9:00am
Equine Management, Events